Microsoft KB Archive/171807
Article ID: 171807
Article Last Modified on 11/18/2003
- Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Learning Edition
- Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
- Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition
This article was previously published under Q171807
When removing a tab from a Tabstrip control at run-time, the first Tab in the Tabstrip is not selected. This behavior is not consistent with Visual Basic 4.0. In Visual Basic 4.0, the first Tab in the Tabstrip is always selected when a Tab is removed at run-time.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This bug has been fixed in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2.
For more information on the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
170365 INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Packs - What, Where, and Why
For a list of the Visual Basic 5.0 bugs that were fixed in the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
171554 INFO: Visual Basic 5.0 Fixes in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2
Steps to Reproduce Behavior
- Create a new Standard EXE project in Visual Basic 5.0.
- Choose Components from the Project menu and select "Microsoft Windows Common Controls 5.0."
- Add a Tabstrip control to Form1.
- Add a CommandButton to Form1.
Type the following code in the module for Form1.
Option Explicit Private Sub Command1_Click() TabStrip1.Tabs.Remove 1 End Sub Private Sub Form_Load() TabStrip1.Tabs(1).Caption = "Tab1" TabStrip1.Tabs.Add , , "Tab2" TabStrip1.Tabs.Add , , "Tab3" TabStrip1.Tabs.Add , , "Tab4" TabStrip1.Tabs.Add , , "Tab5" End Sub
- Run the project.
- Select Tab3.
- Click Command1.
Tab3 was selected before you clicked the CommandButton to remove Tab1. However, now Tab4 is the selected tab. To be consistent with the behavior in Visual Basic 4.0, the selected tab should be the first Tab in the Tabstrip after any Tab is removed.
Keywords: kbbug kbfix kbvbp500sp2fix kbvs97sp2fix KB171807